This 5-day, advanced-level course will enable students to perform commercial fire sprinkler system plan reviews to allow structured decision-making in the target audience's real-life job-related situations and responsibilities. These skills are essential to meet code officials' needs so they may conduct reviews and approve plans for sprinkler fire protection systems in their jurisdiction.
The scope of this course spans instruction in the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate the soundness and code compliance of engineering and architectural plans for commercial fire sprinkler systems proposed as part of facility and occupancy construction plans. The course will enable students to perform a plan review to evaluate the suitability of the fire sprinkler system calculations in accordance with nationally recognized standards for design and installation. In order to view online codes, students are required to bring a Wi-Fi-ready laptop or tablet.
Course content covers:
- Fire protection standards.
- Plan reading.
- Parts of a submittal package.
- Classifying hazards.
- Water supplies.
- Sprinkler system components.
- Remote areas.
- Evaluating hydraulics calculations.
Pre-course materials and course syllabus
|Required pre-course assignment:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0263.pdf PDF 7,241KB|
|Course syllabus:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0263.pdf PDF 330KB|
The target audience includes full-time fire prevention and allied public officials who are responsible for the review of plans for sprinkler systems in their jurisdictions. Applicants who are transitioning or acquiring additional responsibilities must submit a letter from the chief or organizational head of their department.
Applicants must have familiarity with fire protection, codes/standards compliance, and fire protection systems and equipment.
Students should be familiar with commercial fire sprinkler systems equipment and nomenclature and have prior experience in fire prevention inspection programs and community goals and priorities. They should also meet the following minimum requirements:
- Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
- Required pre-course work available through NFA Online: Q0218, "Testing and Evaluation of Water Supplies for Fire Protection."
Applicants must provide a copy of their documentation to support the prerequisite requirements at the time of application. Documentation (certificates, transcripts, certifications and letters) must be clear, readable, concise and attached to the application at time of submission.
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